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Google earth has stopped working – No longer supported.

Some of you might just noticed that google earth won’t work, this is because audi has stopped supporting google earth layer on cars manufactured up to 2018.

Why?

Audi vehicles were initially manufactured to support Google Earth, but Google has since created a new software update in which the hardware in older vehicles will no longer be compatible with. Audi has taken steps to manufacture hardware that is compatible with the new software in MY19 and newer vehicles, but MY18 and older will no longer be able to use the Google Earth functionality as of December 31, 2020.

~Audi USA

But you don’t have to worry about standard maps, they will be still supported, just google earth layer will not be available as well as google streetview.

Hopefully in most Audi cars there’s an option to retrofit Apple CarPlay / Android Auto module where you can use google maps, waze or other satnav software – which in my opinion are much better than Audi satnav.

Ej! It was working before i made firmware/maps update from you!!

Google earth probably has saved cache in your MMI memory that’s why you see it but trust me if you will drive on some place where you never been – google would then reload the cache and again stop working it self.

This is not about the updates, you are not only the ONE who lost this service. Do not blame us – because this is not our fault it’s an Audi & Google thing.. Google has made software update on their servers and has changed hardware requirements and every audi manufactured before 2019 it’s not compatible..

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Bonyo Bonev
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Bonyo Bonev
1 year ago

Well, google earth actually works again on my B8.5 MMI 3G+ 🙂

Raitis Dzerkalis
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Raitis Dzerkalis
1 year ago

Audi is trying to make people to buy newer cars so they are doing this on purpose.
Shame that few days ago I have ordered Raspberry PI and all other stuff to get Audi Connect enabled.

Btw If you have Apple CarPlay / Android Auto fitted to your car are you able to see google navigation on your instrument cluster (Not on MMI main screen) ?

Bonyo Bonev
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Bonyo Bonev
1 year ago

Actually Google earth overlay even stopped on my Audi B8 2015 MMI 3G+. I still have the option in the menu but it is grey out.